Please use the links on the left side of the website to begin your exploration of our resources (Career Planning is a good place to start!) Our hope is that you will find the information we've compiled here to be of great value to you...but that you will ALSO attend our programs and pay us a visit at the CDC! We can provide useful guidance as you explore the tools on this site, and we have hundreds of books for you to browse in our Resource Library. We will also be bringing timely programming to you throughout the year, so be sure to check the Events Page!
The core of our mission at the CDC is to provide guidance, resources, and opportunities that empower students to take responsibility for building a satisfying career throughout college and beyond. We will do everything we can to support you, but ultimately, the responsibility for actively managing your career development lies with you! You can make the most of your time at St. Mary's by doing the following:
- Critically examine your aspirations, strengths, values, and past experiences as you consider next steps and long-term goals.
- Involve yourself purposefully in challenging activities that allow for growth and leadership; use new experiences to develop new interests and skills.
- Explore your options through observation, discussion, research, and hands-on involvement, and recognize the role of lifelong learning in career development.
- Reevaluate your goals as you grow and learn and as circumstances change around you; remain open to possibility and continue to actively explore alternatives.
Let us know how we can help!